Heathlands are so much more than simply purple carpets of heather. This latest addition to the British Wildlife Collection celebrates the diversity and natural history of a distinct and vulnerable cultural landscape. A landscape that can be found throughout the British Isles.
Heathland begins with an introduction to heathlands, how they can be defined and the associated wildlife that may be encountered there. Clive Chatters takes the reader on a geographical tour of suites of heathlands throughout the British lowlands. Including an in memoriam nod to those that have been erased from common memory and understanding. He concludes with a review of how people have perceived and used heathland wildlife over the ages. He also sets out a future vision for this iconic landscape, its unique habitats and the species that live there.